Samuel Saiz doesn’t look like he’s going to earn Leeds much money when he tries to leave in the summer.
Indeed, the Spanish playmaker has obviously been on loan at Getafe since January and has made 10 appearances, but he hasn’t made a single assist. The Yorkshire Evening Post’s chief football writer Phil Hay has claimed the La Liga side don’t want him either.
The Whites signed him for £3.15m in 2017 from SD Huesca, but Hay believes Leeds would do well to get more than £3m for him. Eugh, what a complete waste of time, right?
feeling in Spain is that Leeds will do well to get more than £3m.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) May 21, 2019
Leeds fans weren’t too happy about that, and some are blaming the club for not getting rid of him sooner:
So annoying. We really ballsed up letting him go on loan without getting a compulsory fee put in. We didn’t give ourselves the money to replace him in January and now we’ll get far less than we could have. Mental.
— Josh Hobbs (@JoshAHobbs) May 21, 2019
— Mark kay (@markkayinoz) May 21, 2019
But others majorly disagree:
It’s nothing to do with Orta haha. Saiz looked like a player that could go for £15-million+ at times. He’s well and truly screwed us over, was the best player in the Championship on his day and we’re getting a measly £3-million for him – if that
— Lucas (@LUFC_Lucas_) May 21, 2019
Naturally, some are worried about what it means for the club’s future finances:
Just ridiculous will cost us 8-10 million in the current market to get a player of his quality
— Jack Stanworth (@JackStannyy) May 21, 2019
And how much of his wages will we have to continue paying. That’s what’s crippled the club for decades. Paying wages for toddlers that are playing for other clubs. Will we ever learn
— Eireleeds1 (@kevingaff) May 21, 2019
And one fan is even hoping for a summer miracle:
Can we offer him to Trabzonspor for £20m?
— David Guile (@ellandduck) May 21, 2019
Leeds will hope Saiz can find a new club with some money to spend soon or they’ll have to either keep paying for his wages or let him go for a significantly low fee. Clearly, the Whites will just be keen to get this mini-saga over with now and focus on getting back to the Premier League after going so close in the campaign just gone.
Leeds fans, who do you blame for the Samuel Saiz situation? Join the discussion by commenting below…